Robotics in Masonry Construction Poughkeepsie NY

Masonry work is an excellent candidate for robotization in Poughkeepsie because it is repetitive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive. Read through this article and get more information.

Newburgh Granite Tile & Masonry Contracting
(845) 236-1001
5301 Route 9W
Newburgh, NY
 
Pezzino Nely
(718) 358-1481
2221 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, NY
 
SLR Industries Inc.
(631) 893-3934
411 Broadway
West Babylon, NY
Services
Paving Masonry
Hours
7am to 5pm, Mon thru Fri
Awards
Best on Long Island
Membership Organizations
ICPI, LIAPMA

Pcc Contracting Inc
(518) 785-8000
600 Troy Schenectady Rd
Albany, NY
 
Nys Concrete Masonry Assoc
(518) 464-1806
6 Airline Dr Ste 102
Albany, NY
 
Heritage Masonry Restoration
(315) 423-9889
421 Burnet Ave
Syracuse, NY
 
Bixby Brink Landscape Contractors
(631) 673-7650
16 Gloria Ln
Huntington, NY
 
Newburgh Granite Tile & Masonry Contracting
(845) 236-1001
5301 Route 9W
Newburgh, NY
 
Hatiya Contracting Inc
(718) 395-7744
9322 74th Place
Woodhaven, NY
 
Peter Home Improvements Corp
(718) 699-8441
5841 Waldron St
Flushing, NY
 

Robotics in Masonry Construction

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: July 1, 2008

By Carolyn Schierhorn

Abstract:

Today, most manufacturing industries in the United States -- including material producers-use computer-controlled automation for certain applications.

Benefits of Robotization
Masonry work is an excellent candidate for robotization because it is repetitive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive. Robots can reduce costs 20% to 50% on 1500 to 2000 hours of work, when skilled labor earns $25 per hour.Obstacles
But automating masonry work faces many obstacles. Jorge Pardo, former director of product development and research for the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), conducted research into masonry robotics in the early 1980s. "On-site navigation became much more of a problem than assembling a wall," Pardo explains. "We needed to design a robot that could navigate a site full of obstructions and lay a straight wall as a mason does." Other disadvantages of robotization include less flexibility and liability concerns.

Experimental Robotic Masonry System
Construction Automation and Robotics Laboratory (CARL) has developed an experimental robotic masonry system (ERMaS). ERMaS consists of several functional components, including: dehacking (unstacking and assessing the quality) of the bricks; design automation; brick placement; and mortar pumping.

Biomechanical Lifting Aids
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